Baby Antibiotics Dickson TN

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children's immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad'spectrum antibiotics.

Dickson Medical Associates' WEIT Loss Clinic
(615) 441-4546
113 Highway 70 East
Dickson, TN
 
Dickson Ear Nose & Throat PLC
(615) 740-5233
111 Highway 70 East
Dickson, TN
 
Jeffery Saml Gordon, MD
(615) 441-4530
114 Highway 70 E Ste A-5
Dickson, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1972

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Joe Steranka, MD, FAAP
(615) 441-3428
875 Coon Creek Rd
Dickson, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1960

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Gorzny Jan MD
(615) 441-4574
113 Highway 70 East
Dickson, TN
 
Nussbaumer Heidi NP
(615) 441-4484
113 Highway 70 East
Dickson, TN
 
Dr. Marcille Mahan
(615) 441-4530
111 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Morse John MD
(615) 441-4498
113 Highway 70 East
Dickson, TN
 
Dma-Pediatric Clinic
(615) 441-4411
110 Mathis Drive Suite 104
Dickson, TN
 
Behavioral Health Services of Horizon Medical Cent
(615) 441-2512
111 Highway 70 East
Dickson, TN
 
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Babies, Antibiotics, and Asthma

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By Kris Kucera

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children’s immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics. Unfortunately, giving antibiotics to infants—even just one course—in their first year of life may double their susceptibility to asthma, compared to antibiotic-free babies, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia, along with BC’s Centre for Disease Control and Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. Scrutinizing eight studies, which surveyed more than 12,000 children, the researchers’ data indirectly support the hygiene hypothesis—the idea that in developed countries, kids’ reduced exposure to germs may actually impede their immune responses. Critics argue that although pediatric exposure to germs is essential, certain bacterial infections necessitate antibiotic treatment as a safety measure. Also, they point out, the hygiene hypothesis fails in inner cities, where asthma rates in underprivileged youths have soared, even though most of these kids live amid substandard levels of hygiene. With the jury still out, concerned parents should ask their pediatricians for blood work before they agree to medicate their infants, preventing needless antibiotic treatments for viral infections or illnesses with undetermined causes.

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